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There are 8 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Switzerland by plane, bus and ferry, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Basel  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Basel (BSL) SKG - BSL

$115 - $297

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Fly to Zurich  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Zurich (ZRH) SKG - ZRH

$93 - $572

6 alternative options

Bus and ferry, train  •  22h 22m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Bologna
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Ec

$206 - $361

Bus and ferry  •  23h 24m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Bologna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich

$201 - $286

Bus  •  35h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia Thessaloniki - Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Zurich Switzerland

$140 - $201

Train  •  37h 22m

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade
  3. Take the train from Beograd to Wien Hbf D
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj

$265 - $509

Train, night train  •  39h 6m

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade
  3. Take the night train from Novi Beograd to Zürich HB En

$166 - $350

Drive  •  18h 35m

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Zürich 1176.9 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Switzerland is to bus which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 35h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Switzerland is to fly which costs 100€ - 260€ and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Thessaloniki to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Skopje, Beograd, Wien Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 22m.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Switzerland is 1362 km. The road distance is 1883.1 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Switzerland without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 22h 22m and costs 170€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Thessaloniki to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Switzerland train services, operated by Macedonian Railways (MZ), depart from Thessaloniki station.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Switzerland is to fly which takes 5h 29m and costs 100€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 35h 16m, you could also train, which costs 230€ - 450€ and takes 37h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Switzerland is 1h behind Thessaloniki. It is currently 3:43 PM in Thessaloniki and 2:43 PM in Switzerland.

Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 851.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 29m

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Switzerland?

easyJet, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines fly from Thessaloniki to Basel 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Zürich via Sofia, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 35h 16m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,100
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$21 - $90
First
$55 - $140
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Serbian Railways (ŽS)
Phone
+381 11 360-28-99
Email
infozeleznicesrb@gmail.com
Website
serbianrailways.com
Train from Beograd to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
bahn.de
Night train from Novi Beograd to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
22h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Bologna
Ave. Duration
15h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Website
Arda Tur
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Zurich
Ave. Duration
28h 57m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu

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Thessaloniki to Switzerland train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Switzerland is 1883 km. It takes approximately 18h 35m to drive from Thessaloniki to Switzerland.

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Olympic Air, Eurowings, Transavia Holland and five other airlines offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 695+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42m and costs 2€.

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